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Robertet launches flavour solutions

French flavour and fragrance company Robertet (Stand E50) introduces its latest flavour creations in a variety of foods and beverages. The company will present three...

Texture analyser from Stable

UK texture analysis equipment company Stable Micro Systems (Stand D160) will officially launch its new-generation texture analyser at the FIE 2001. The company claims that...

Profits plunge at Bunge's agribusiness

The rolling out of third quarter results today continues with a slip in earnings for US agri-giant Bunge on the back of weaker profits sorely...

Further price cuts from Laurus

The sluggishness of the Dutch economy is taking its toll on retailers there, with most of the major supermarket chains cutting prices substantially over the...

Russia plagued by counterfeit goods

Some 40 per cent of all the alcoholic beverages and 36 per cent of all the foodstuffs on sale in Russia during the first half...

Metro sale shelved as revenues rise

Metro , the German wholesale and retail group, has scrapped plans to sell its extensive property portfolio after lengthy negotiations with the prospective buyer ended in...

Lower margins eat into Burns Philp

Pricing pressure has hit another ingredients company with leading Australian yeast supplier Burns Philp reporting that low margins had cut into profits for the quarter....

Quest slices into ICI

Disappointing figures from flavours company Quest pulled an already less than dazzling set of third quarter results down further for UK chemical group ICI, hit...

Good craic, deep pockets

Given their reputation for swilling alcohol, a natural supposition is that the Irish drink a disproportionate amount of alcohol compared to the rest of the...

Green says no to Safeway

One of the last elements of uncertainty concerning Morrisons' takeover bid for Safeway has been removed today with the announcement that Trackdean Investments, the company...

Chr Hansen raises profit forecast

Against a current tough market backdrop for ingredients, Danish company Chr Hansen is facing up to the challenge, with the dairy culture specialists this week...

Organic advice for UK gov

The UK government has set up a committee on organic standards to advise it on organic standards, approval of organic certifying bodies and research and...

'Grey' growth to drive food market

In as little as three years' time, older consumers will have become the mainstream market in the UK, accounting for over half of expenditure on...

DO sales boost Spanish food industry

Sales of Spanish food products with the denomination of origin (DO) or geographic indication (GI) quality marks reached €542.6 million in 2002, an 8.1 per...

Bagging the tropical mix!

Family stalwart of the City of London and supplier of fruit ingredients JO Sims has linked up with South Africa's Westfalia to meet the rising...

Fruit extracts to face challenges

Manufacturers of fruit and vegetable extracts, increasingly used to flavour natural and functional foods, need to better standardise their products to help customers compare brands,...

Falling margins eat into DSM profit

Dutch industrial chemicals maker DSM said on Monday its profit in the second quarter had fallen 75 per cent lower than in the same period...

Private labels go premium

Sales of private label consumer packaged goods are a large and growing global phenomenon, but some parts of the world are far more advanced than...

Ahold sees further sales decline

Ahold seems to be living in its own particular time zone at the moment. Just three weeks after the publication of its 2002 full-year results,...

Bordeaux welcomes food preservation

An international meeting to examine the future of food preservation, entitled 'The food industry: preservation for tomorrow', will take place on 20 November in Bordeaux,...

Stores incensed by stamp duty hike

Changes to the stamp duty laws in the UK have been bitterly criticised by retailers there, who have warned of job losses and the further...

Retailers retaliate in Spanish price spat

The government's list of producer and retailer prices for a variety of foodstuffs does not tell the real story, claims Spanish retail association Asedas. According...

GMOs with a kick

Can the trend for foods with added health benefits turn the tide of consumer cynicism towards genetically modified foodstuffs? US researchers hypothesise that shoppers might...

Spain seeks more transparent pricing policy

The Spanish authorities have weighed into the debate over food prices with the publication last week on the department of agriculture's website of both producer...

Cerestar ups isomalt production

The market for sugar-free confectionery can only gain pace, keeping in step with an increased consumer demand for 'guilt-free' products spurred on by burgeoning rates...

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